Streamlined protocols meet public health goals while giving
greater access for guests who are excited to cruise
SEATTLE, Aug. 15,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line is updating its "Travel Well"
COVID-19 protocols and procedures, including requirements for
vaccinations and pre-cruise testing that meet public health goals
while recognizing the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation.
These changes will go into effect for cruises departing on or after
Sept. 6, 2022.
Line is updating its "Travel Well" COVID-19 protocols and
Under the simplified procedures, for most voyages up to 15
nights, vaccinated guests will no longer have to test before
cruising and unvaccinated guests will be welcomed with a self-test
within three days of sailing. The new protocols do not apply to
itineraries for countries where local regulations may vary,
including Canada, Australia and Greece.
"Our guests have been excited to return to cruising, and these
changes will make it easier for more guests to explore the world in
a safe and enjoyable environment," said Gus
Antorcha, president of Holland America Line. "The new,
simplified protocols recognize the evolving nature of COVID-19
while still ensuring we protect the health of our guests, team
members and the communities we visit."
Key changes for cruises up to 15 nights (Ages 5 and
older, not including full Panama Canal transits, trans-ocean and
designated remote voyages):
- Vaccinated guests must provide evidence of vaccination status
prior to embarkation. Pre-cruise testing is no longer
- Unvaccinated guests are welcomed aboard and must provide
results of a negative medically supervised or self-test taken
within three days of embarkation.
Protocols for cruises 16 nights or longer (plus full
Panama Canal transit, trans-ocean and designated remote voyages,
ages 5 and older):
- All guests will be required to submit a medically supervised
COVID-19 test with written negative result. The test must be taken
within three days of embarkation.
- Guests must be vaccinated or request an exemption.
Guests on longer voyages will be provided additional information
about protocols based on ports visited. Guests can continue to
submit documents electronically ahead of embarkation for a simple
and faster check-in process. Holland America Line recommends that guests visit the
TravelWell section of the company's website for updates prior
to cruise departure, as well as instructions on how to provide
results of a negative test.
For more information about Holland America Line, consult a
travel advisor, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit
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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival
Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
America Line has been exploring the
world since 1873 and was the first cruise line to offer adventures
to Alaska and the Yukon nearly 75 years ago. Its fleet of
premium ships visits nearly 400 ports in 114 countries around the
world, offering an ideal mid-sized ship experience. A third
Pinnacle-class ship, Rotterdam, joined the fleet in
The leader in premium cruising, Holland America Line's ships
feature innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching
experiences focused on destination exploration and personalized
travel. The best live music at sea fills each evening at Music
Walk, and dining venues feature exclusive selections from Holland
America Line's esteemed Culinary Council of world-famous chefs.
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